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Hello...perhaps someone can help me? I have an Acer Aspire 5000 series laptop

By ricwes
Aug 2, 2007
  1. My problem with this two year old laptop is that I can't turn it on? Someone suggested that it might be the Motherboard? If so, can they be replaced?

    How would I go about checking to see if indeed this is the source of the problem?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Common windows XP error. Check to be sure you have all the driver updates from Acer, then make sure you have all the Microsoft updates.
    It is not the motherboard. But the fix is different for every computer brand.
    I assume you have scanned for virus and spyware, in both normal and Safe Mode.
    If you have a copy of Windows XP disk that will allow a Repair mode from a cold boot, that usually takes care of it, otherwise.
     
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    erm, just out of curiosity. How can he do that if he can't turn the thing on??
     
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